This is Fleet Week — and active-duty military and veterans can ride for free by land or sea

This is Fleet Week in the New York-New Jersey area, and, in recognition of this celebration, all active-duty military personnel, veterans and reserve members of the military and national guard can ride the New Jersey Transit system and the NY Waterway ferries free of charge from May 22-28.

To take advantage of the free ride offer on NJ Transit, military personnel or veterans need only board a New York City-bound NJ Transit bus or train wearing their uniforms or show a valid military or veteran ID to the conductor upon boarding.

To take advantage of the free ride offer on NY Waterway ferries, active-duty personnel and veterans need only show a valid military or veteran ID.

Fleet Week is an annual celebration of the military sea services (Navy, Marines and Coast Guard), but, for the duration of Fleet Week this year, military personnel and veterans from any service branch can ride free of charge.

NJ Transit is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system and the third-largest transit system in the nation, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.  It provides more than 925,000 weekday trips on 263 bus routes, three light rail systems, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit services

NY Waterway ferries depart from terminals in New Jersey at South Amboy, Weehauken, Hoboken, Jersey City and Edgewater and provide service to Midtown Manhattan (West 39th St. Ferry Terminal), Brookfield Place/Battery Park and to Pier 11/Wall Street.

See NJ Transit’s train schedules here, and NY Waterway’s latest schedules and routes here.